Secluded Splendor: Handcrafted Yurt Escape in Mancos, CO

Yurt in Mancos, CO

8 guests • 7 beds

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Amazing Views of Mesa Verde and the Milky Way: Getaway hub for family, work or adventure.

Enjoy rural life where you can wake up with the birds, gather duck eggs, and enjoy the deer, signs of elk, and singing coyotes at night. Mancos is home to award-winning cider and art, a comfy local brewery, and a bakery that’s a destination in itself. This is the perfect hub to combine relaxation and adventure: art, music, biking, hiking, pack-rafting, skiing, or National Parks … the choice is yours!
Our yurt is a social space with a mostly open floor plan and a few private spaces. The loft has a queen bed under the dome with amazing stargazing and a twin XL bed. The main floor has two private bunked spaces with a total of 4 twin XL beds. The futon folds out to a comfortable full bed as well.

You will have a full private bath with shower (no tub) and on demand hot water.

The full kitchen is stocked with all the cookware and dishes you should need (ask if you need something for that special meal). There is a full size oven, gas stovetop, blender, coffee maker, and toaster. Because we designed it to run on minimal electricity there is no microwave.

You’ll find brand new high efficiency washer and dryer for your use. Water is precious here in the SW so please try to run full loads and do only what you need.

Full heat and AC are run on a high efficiency heat pump mini split but the real magic for the mountain weather is the oversized wood stove.

The location. Upon arrival in Mancos on our first visit, people we met separately at the brewery, the bakery, the coffee shop and the cidery had already shared with us that this is a place with ‘steers, queers and everything in between’. We loved the humor and honesty in that statement.. .and the warm and welcoming way we were greeted wherever we went. The next day we put an offer in on a house and 6 months later we were building a yurt with a whole community of helpers. That Spring,16 tiny ducklings arrived to help us launch our Farm. Chaos, learning and laughter ensued as both the farm and the yurt came to fruition… great therapy to weather a pandemic!

The yurt. Craig used his studio arts training to design and build the interior so you may notice some of the cool details that extended the build schedule but please the eye. Katie and the kids are consistently tempted to steal your vacation opportunity by threatening to live full time in the yurt. One of Katie’s favorite things is sitting outside and watching the flocks and flocks of birds start and end their days as the sun rises and sets. We’ve tried to create a warm, welcoming and comfortable experience that matches this community. You’ll find plumbing and electricity, heating and air conditioning, wide doorways and hallways, accessible bed height, and pretty darn good wifi for a rural getaway. Layer up for temperature changes, bring boots to enjoy the mud and help gather eggs from the ducks, wear slippers for warm toes and to avoid splinters. If you’re lucky you’ll be treated to clear skies and the milky way or cloudy skies and incredible thunder and lightning shows. Mother Nature is not kidding around here.

Easy access - just come up our driveway past our house and barn and the yurt is right there. Please park off the circular driveway by the front door of the yurt.

We live on site and are available if needed. You have your own space and you may see us on the property. Feel free to interact as much or as little as you like.

You’ll know you’re getting close when you see the lone donkey guarded by myriad prairie dogs standing at alert. You’ll start to breathe again when you laugh and have to slow down for the peacocks meandering across the road at the stop sign. At dawn and dusk all of your senses will wake up as the flocks of birds begin and end their day flying en masse above.

This is a farming community so be careful on the roads. Stopping for cattle, deer, horses, peacocks, turkeys, and other wildlife is a common event - if you're lucky you may even get delayed by - or caught in - a cattle drive! We are surrounded by large acreage farming and BLM land and most nights can’t see a single man made light to the south. You’ll find most everyone is very friendly and welcoming.

This location is a perfect hub for 4 Corners Adventures but you can also keep busy right here in Weber Canyon. The rural gravel road is used regularly for walking and biking, horse-back riding and cattle drives. Many neighbors also free-range their animals so the occasional guinea fowl, turkey, dog, goat, or peacock may slow your commute.

More nearby adventures can be found on horseback trail rides from Mesa Verde Stables (1 mile down the road), or on guided mountain biking and packrafting adventures from our friends at Four Corners Guides at the end of the canyon.

The driveway is gravel and there is accessible parking right next to the yurt for easy unloading. No 4-wheel drive is needed but the roads can be dusty and muddy.

Few notes and rules to keep things safe and set expectations for the experience.

We built this yurt ourselves and want you to have a great time. It has been a labor of love on nights and weekends to create a home away from home for you. Please let us know if you need anything or if there is anything we can do to improve your stay or future stays.

1) No pets. We love animals too but because of the nature of the property we cannot welcome other animals. Seeing eye dogs and ADA recognized service animals exempt but not other service or companion animals.
2) No loud parties or groups larger than 8.
3) No access to other buildings on the property.
4) Please take off your shoes indoors.
5) No car washing.
6) No unattended children under 12 in the loft.
7) No smoking or vaping indoors
8) ABSOLUTLEY NO FIRES OR CIGARETTES OUTDOORS. We live in a high fire danger area and any violation will result in a $200 fine and immediate termination of the rental without refund.

Notes:
We have 20-60Mbps (or faster) STARLINK wireless internet but there is no TV in the building. We can provide a monitor, projector, screen, and whiteboard on request.

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Features and services

Beds

  • 1 Queen-size bed

  • single-bed

    5 Twin/Single beds

  • 1 Sofa bed

Most popular features

  • Wi-Fi/Internet

  • Private Kitchen

  • National Park

  • Heating

  • Hiking

  • Air conditioning

  • Fireplace

  • Fridge

  • Mountain

  • Wildlife watching

  • stove

    Stove

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Parking

  • Feeding animals

  • Prairie, meadow or plain

  • Winter sports

  • Biking

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Where you will stay

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Mancos, Colorado

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Scenic views
  • Mesa Verde National Park
    5 miles straight-line distance
    8 kilometers straight-line distance

  • Mountain

  • Prairie, meadow or plain

Activities near Mancos
  • Hiking

  • Winter sports

  • Biking

  • Wildlife watching

  • Feeding animals

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Arrival and departure

  • Check-in: From 04:00 PM

  • Check-out: 10:00 AM

House rules

  • No pets allowed

  • No smoking

  • No parties

  • No events

  • No open fires

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